As reported by confidential the United States Geological Survey reported the beginning of the eruption last Sunday, December 20 and from that moment on Halema'uma'u crater of Kilauea volcano It has not stopped throwing lava and ash.
In addition, one hour after it erupted, a earthquake in the area of a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale.
The authorities have asked the population to stay at home as the volcano ash is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract.
A new eruption within Halema'uma'u crater, in a closed area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, started around 9:30 PM HST Sunday night. Follow @USGSVolcanoes and visit https://t.co/jPlwdtDLbm for all the updates. #MagmaMonday pic.twitter.com/1PHwXU6eoG
- USGS (@USGS) December 21, 2020
"Dfter 9:30 pm (local time), the volcanic observatory recorded a large glow in the Kilauea crater, just before the eruption began. Several fissures opened in the crater walls, which were filled with water.
A vapor cloud was produced which was replaced by the expulsion of molten rock. The huge lava fountain reaches a height of 50 meterss ”, explained the Hawaii Volcanic Observatory (HVO), according to LiveScience.
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The Kilauea one of the most active volcanoes in the world
Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, being one of the most important tourist attractions in Hawaii, the largest of the eight islands that make up this US state located in the Pacific.
In 2018 it spewed enough lava to fill 320.000 Olympic swimming pools
In the archipelago there are several volcanic islands, but few as incessant as Kilauea. Since the 50s he has practically not rested.
It erupted just two years ago and spewed enough lava to fill 320.000 Olympic swimming pools. The lava flowed for four months and destroyed more than 700 homes.
Additionally, more than 30 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater have shaken the southern flank of Kilauea in the past 20 years.